Last Updated on October 27, 2022 by Ellen Christian
This farmer’s market garden pasta recipe is the perfect vegetable based healthy recipe for busy nights. I try very hard to menu plan to stay on top of what I’m making each night for dinner. I write each meal idea on my planner so I remember to defrost meat in time to make dinner. Some days I totally forget or find I am missing one key ingredient. This recipe was created on one of those nights.
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Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta Recipe
I hate food waste. There is nothing that bothers me more than buying an ingredient for dinner and having it spoil before I have the chance to use it. This past summer, we had more tomatoes from the garden than we could use. I had planned to make this Farmer’s Market Garden Pasta recipe for dinner but when I went to get the tomatoes from the refrigerator, they had gone bad. I tossed them to the chickens to enjoy and thankfully had a can of diced tomatoes on hand to save the day.
This recipe is very flexible for those of you with allergies and intolerances. For the guys, I use regular or whole wheat pasta. For my daughter, I use gluten-free pasta. And, for myself, I use the paleo option of spaghetti squash. You could probably just as easily serve it over rice. Leave the Parmesan cheese out for those that do not do dairy.
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5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 8 ounces of pasta of your choice
- 3 cups of broccoli florets
- 1 can of Muir Glen diced tomatoes
- 1 can of Progresso cannellini beans (white beans)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- salt & pepper
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- minutes before the pasta is done, add the broccoli florets to the water.
- Drain and return to pot.
- Add the remaining ingredients (except Parmesan).
- Heat through and sprinkle with Parmesan.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.
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